After Hours in the Stacks with Cassandra King

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Main Library
Circulation Desk

Event Details

Join us for an after hours event featuring best-selling author Cassandra King! Mrs. King will be discussing her late husband's, Pat Conroy, latest book - A Lowcountry Heart: Reflections on a Writing Life and her book, Moonrise.

Additional copies of A Lowcountry Heart: Reflections on a Writing Life" are available for checkout at the Main library.

The event also features the Friends of the Library's Annual Meeting that will discuss the past year's involvement in the library as well as offering an opportunity to join the Friends at the end of the program.

Concluding the program, Cassandra King will be signing and selling copies of the books.

(See below for book summaries.)

**Registration is required. Register online here or call us at 334-793-9767**

Summary: "A Lowcountry Heart: Reflections on a Writing Life"

Final words and heartfelt remembrances from bestselling author Pat Conroy take center stage in this winning nonfiction collection, supplemented by touching pieces from Conroy’s many friends.
This new volume of Pat Conroy’s nonfiction brings together some of the most charming interviews, magazine articles, speeches, and letters from his long literary career, many of them addressed directly to his readers with his habitual greeting, “Hey, out there.” Ranging across diverse subjects, such as favorite recent reads, the challenge of staying motivated to exercise, and processing the loss of dear friends, Conroy’s eminently memorable pieces offer a unique window into the life of a true titan of Southern writing.

With a beautiful introduction from his widow, novelist Cassandra King, A Lowcountry Heart also honors Conroy’s legacy and the innumerable lives he touched. Finally, the collection turns to remembrances of “The Great Conroy,” as he is lovingly titled by friends, and concludes with a eulogy. The inarguable power of Conroy’s work resonates throughout A Lowcountry Heart, and his influence promises to endure.

This moving tribute is sure to be a cherished keepsake for any true Conroy fan and remain a lasting monument to one of the best-loved masters of contemporary American letters.

Summary: "Moonrise"

When Helen Honeycutt falls in love with Emmet Justice, a charismatic television journalist who has recently lost his wife in a tragic accident, their sudden marriage creates a rift between her new husband and his oldest friends, who resent Helen’s intrusion into their tightly knit circle. Hoping to mend fences, the newlyweds join the group for a summer at his late wife’s family home in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. Helen soon falls under the spell not only of the little mountain town and its inhabitants, but also of Moonrise, her predecessor’s Victorian mansion, named for its unique but now sadly neglected nocturnal gardens. But the harder Helen tries to fit in, the more obvious it is that she will never measure up to the woman she replaced.

Someone is clearly determined to drive her away, but who wants her gone, and why? As Emmet grows more remote, Helen reaches out to the others in the group, only to find that she can’t trust anyone. When she stumbles on the secret behind her predecessor’s untimely death, Helen must decide if she can ever trust—or love—again.

Event Type(s): Adult
Age Group(s): Adults, Seniors
Joni Wood
(334) 793-9767 ext. 4212

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